Community Solutions to host planning charrette on newly-purchased land
- Published: May 15, 2017
Community Solutions will hold a planning charrette to discuss the future of the Arthur Morgan Institute’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture on Saturday, May 20, 1–5 p.m., at 131 East Dayton-YS Road. All are welcome to attend.
The Arthur Morgan Institute’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture is Community Solutions’ newly-purchased 128 acres of farmland, which was previously part of the Arnovitz Farm. Community Solutions won the land at auction earlier this year.
The Center’s goal for the land is ultimately to restore it, through wetlands conservation or restorative agriculture. The charrette will be a time for interested community members to tour the farm and for Community Solutions organizers to ask the public, “Do you have research needs that could be met by this sort of space? What are your research questions? How do you envision socially and environmentally responsible land use?”
The charrette facilitators will be:
• Peter Bane, permaculture and soil carbon;
• Dennie Eagleson, phenology;
• Glenn Gall, rotational grazing and silvopasture;
• Kim Landsbergen, soil testing;
• Representatives from the Nature Conservancy, stream restoration;
• Representatives from the Tecumseh Land Trust, land preservation;
• Eric Pawlowski of OEFFA, biodynamics and organic certification.
A full story on the upcoming charrette is in the May 11 issue of the YS News.